The last few days in China…

The last day in Hangzhou, we went to a Nature Conservancy and got to see beautiful crystal blue water and bamboo. The students got a chance to cut dead bamboo from the root and make bamboo baskets from strands of bamboo. This was by far their favorite activity in Hangzhou. We have now arrived in…

The last few activities in Hangzhou!

Tomorrow we leave for Shanghai! Everyone is super excited but also sad to leave Hangzhou and their host families behind. A couple of parents came by ZUT today to say their farewells and were saddened that we have to leave so soon. Our last week at Hangzhou we went to see China’s Grand Canal which…

Hangzhou Fan Factory

By far I think the students enjoyed this outing the most. We got to see how Chinese fans were actually made and the hard work and dedication that the workers put into them. The women who guided us around the factory showed us step by step the process of making the fans and explained in…

Hangzhou Art Museum and Culture Square

This week has been filled with fun activities that the students have been enjoying very much! We went to one of China’s more well known art institutes and explored one of their art museums. I have to say, it was one of the most interesting museums I have been to in a while. A lot…

Move to Zhejiang Technology University

The students were very, very sad to leave their beloved host families this past Friday but are equally enjoying the quality time they can spend with their fellow classmates. While the students were at the other school, they really only got to see each other in the morning and part of the afternoon and the…

July 4th Celebration

The students had a lot of fun celebrating the 4th of July here in China! They felt like they had never left the US! We played board games, water balloons, tie-dyed t-shirts, etc. etc. For lunch everybody went to Pizza Hut for a good american meal 🙂 When they returned to the school we had…

Farewell Show

The students had a lot of fun at the Farewell Show! Even though they only had a week to prepare they did a fabulous job and presented themselves very professionally. Jade and I were very impressed as well were the host families and school teachers. They performed dances, sang a couple of songs, taijiquan and…